Job Description: 

The Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of the Dairy
Arts Center’s fundraising initiatives, including but not limited to major gifts, annual fund, planned giving,
and special events. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with
members of the Development Committee.

Areas of Responsibility

 Support the Executive Director and Development Committee members in further developing the
Dairy’s major gifts program to include identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of
major donors
 Manage the annual fund program
 Assist with building a planned giving program
 Manage communication strategies, including marketing, public relations, and social media
related to development and fundraising efforts
 Maintain donor database, reporting and data analysis; gift acknowledgement, and maintenance
of foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
 Manage Colorado Gives and Guide Star webpages with up to date organizational information
 Manage all aspects of grant writing initiatives including research, writing, and tracking
 Create monthly written development activity and fund raising reports and other database
reports as needed for monthly board meetings
 Work with board committee chair to schedule and send notice of meetings, provide materials
and information as needed and requested, and take and distribute meeting minutes. Assist with
task follow-up and completion
 Manage the Board of Directors handbook and Board information on the Dairy website

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration or related field
  • Manage the annual fund program
  • Assist with building a planned giving program
  • Manage communication strategies, including marketing, public relations, and social media related to development and fundraising efforts
  • Maintain donor database, reporting and data analysis; gift acknowledgement, and maintenance of foundation, corporation, and individual donor files
  • Manage Colorado Gives and Guide Star webpages with up to date organizational information
  • Manage all aspects of grant writing initiatives including research, writing, and tracking
  • Create monthly written development activity and fund raising reports and other database reports as needed for monthly board meetings
  • Work with board committee chair to schedule and send notice of meetings, provide materials and information as needed and requested, and take and distribute meeting minutes. Assist with task follow-up and completion
  • Manage the Board of Directors handbook and Board information on the Dairy website

Compensation/Benefits

Compensation: 

The salary range for this full-time position is $45,000 to $55,000.

Benefits: 

Health and life insurance
Dental and vision
Discounted health club membership

How To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to vneely@thedairy.org with the subject line “Development
Manager.” No phone calls, please.

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